Cyberbullying is using technology to deliberately and repeatedly bully someone. By reporting it, talking about it and supporting each other we can stop it.
- Abusive texts and emails
- Hurtful messages, images or videos
- Imitating others online to set them up
- Excluding others online
- Nasty online gossip and chat
How can you deal with cyberbullying?
- Talk to a trustworthy adult straight away—like a parent, sibling, uncle/aunty, teacher or friend
- Don’t retaliate or respond—they might use it against you
- Block the bully and change your privacy settings
- Report the abuse to the service and encourage others to do it as well
- Collect the evidence—keep mobile phone messages and print emails or social networking conversations
What can you do if your friend is being bullied online?
If you know a friend or someone at school is being cyberbullied:
- Never join in—don’t comment on posts, images or videos that will hurt others
- Never forward or share posts, images or videos that will hurt others
- Leave negative groups and conversations
- Report bullying to someone who can help – you could also report anonymously to a parent or teacher
- If you are confident, ask others to stop bullying – Support your friend, let them know you are there for them—”I heard about those hurtful posts. I’m here for you”